He says I won’t be able to support his decisions and/or I’ll resent him.
An example is if we were married in the future, he would want to donate lots and lots of money to the needy because he’s willing to sacrifice his own selfish needs to help others as God would want him to.
During our course of relationship, he led me to believe that we were meant to be together and it’s so easy for him to see us married.
I guess I just can’t comprehend how someone can choose religion over another person especially when he says we were made for each other.
I don’t mind at all but he ultimately felt that because I don’t believe in the same thing, he’ll end up making decisions in the future based on his faith that I won’t be able to fully understand.We had been dating for years without a change of heart until a sudden conversation over a glass of sangria threw us off course. Scrolling through endless essays and studies and mostly negative comments on the matter, I felt stunned at the volume of threads on a topic I had only just begun to wonder myself. Watching my cousin's husband stomp his foot down on the symbolic glass under a Chuppah on their wedding day. I started to get a tingling feeling under my rib cage, in my gut. Then I started to think about what I would be missing out on if I just up and ended things with the non-Jew.When you weigh the fact that most of the couples who divorce come from homogeneous religious and ethnic backgrounds the entire issue of marriage and religious differences take on a whole new meaning.If people who come from backgrounds with shared values cannot save their marriages is there any hope for those who come from different backgrounds?